Yearly Archives: 2013

Attorney General Bondi and OFR Commissioner Breakspear Announce $2.1 Billion State-Federal Settlement with Ocwen...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - December 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Bondi, 48 additional states, the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The settlement resolves allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct by Ocwen and two companies later acquired by Ocwen, Homeward Residential Inc. and Litton Home Servicing LP. Ocwen specializes in servicing high-risk mortgage loans.

Former Contractor of a Florida Property Management Company Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former repair contractor of a Florida property management company was sentenced to serve time in prison for his participation in a wire fraud scheme related to housing repairs made under a contract between Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Justice announced today

Lake County government offices close for Christmas, New Year’s holidays

TAVARES - December 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector and Property Appraiser will close Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

3rd Annual WinterFair offers a celebration of the season for the whole family

CLERMONT - December 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The 3rd Annual WinterFair, being held Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont, welcomes families to share in the excitement of a country, down-home holiday season in a fun, festival-like atmosphere.

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Statement on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Second Compliance Report

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - December 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Second Compliance Report concerning the Monitor’s review of the five banks’ compliance with the settlement’s servicing standards

Two Florida Men Convicted of Defrauding Homeowners in Home Loan Modification Scam

BOSTON - November 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two Florida men were convicted yesterday for defrauding homeowners in Massachusetts and elsewhere in a home loan modification scam.

Rep. Grayson Announces Federal Grants for Organization Aiding Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) announced today that St. Cloud’s Transition House, Inc. has received two federal grants from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Transition House’s grants, which total $48,784, will help the community organization provide greater services for homeless veterans in Central Florida. The grants are a part of a national VA program to provide supportive housing and associated services to help homeless veterans achieve residential stability

Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Nov. 14 in Clermont

CLERMONT - November 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the city of Clermont Police Department, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting items from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Lowe’s parking lot, 1501 Sandy Grove Ave., Clermont.

Residents invited to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste at upcoming collection event

LADY LAKE - November 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 7, in the parking lot of Lady Lake Public Library, 225 Guava St., Lady Lake.

Ross Introduces Legislation to Protect Homeowners and Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) introduced H.R. 3298, the Disaster Savings Accounts Act of 2013. This bill will allow individuals to set aside up to $5,000 annually in a tax-free account to use for disaster mitigation expenses.

Unwanted household hazardous waste to be collected Oct. 24 in Umatilla

UMATILLA - October 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot adjacent to the Umatilla Fire Department, 1 Cassidy St., Umatilla

Ros-Lehtinen Announces Constituent Service Day for Homestead Air Reserve Base Personnel

Miami, FL - October 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional delegation, announced a constituent service day on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) in Homestead from 10am to 3pm in the Conference Center for HARB personnel and their families. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen’s congressional aides and district chief of staff will be on hand and prepared to meet with constituents regarding issues such as Social Security, immigration, Veteran's Administration, Medicare, housing, U.S. Academy nominations, tours of the U.S. Capitol, and any other issue related to the federal government. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen

Attorney General Bondi’s Statement on National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Interim Report

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - October 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with the National Mortgage Settlement, National Monitor Joseph A. Smith, Jr. today reported a total of $15.35 billion in consumer relief credits nationally as of Dec. 31, 2012.

Free counseling, personal development services to be offered at Community Resource & Career Fair

LEESBURG - October 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Probation Services Division, in partnership with the Goodwill Job Connection Center and Partners Investing in People, is reminding residents to make plans to attend the upcoming Community Resource and Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Venetian Gardens’ Community Building, 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg

Comprehensive property search made simple with the IDX solution adopted by agent Leah McCann

EUGENE, OR - October 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The iPhone enabled IDX Broker software is now also available on the website of Leah McCann, thanks to her collaboration with IDX, Inc. Now simpler than ever before, IDX Broker extracts raw listing data from the Southwest Florida Bonita MLS (SWFLBN) and displays it seamlessly on the website McCann hosts. The once complicated online property search is now simpler than ever, when potential buyers utilize the incredible IDX enabled website McCann manages

Attorney General Pam Bondi Announces New Procedures Banks Must Follow to Help Distressed Homeowners...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with her colleagues on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitoring Committee, today announced that Bank of America and Wells Fargo have agreed to implement new procedures designed to address possible violations of the national mortgage servicing settlement. White Aluminum

Congressman Joe Garcia Fights to Protect Homeowners Against Flood Insurance Rate Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Joe Garcia today spoke on the House floor to address the economic impact of the rising cost of flood insurance for hard-working homeowners as these rates start to go into effect October 1st

Florida now offers power IDX search thanks to Lynne Hartley and her new website

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Leesburg, Florida now offers a powerful IDX property search resource. IDX, Inc. and Lynne Hartley have collaborated to deliver IDX predefined neighborhood searches using IDX Broker software. Thousands of Mid Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) listings now display on Hartley’s website

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Joins Four South Florida Members of Congress for Major...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Imagine being able to leave your home in Boca Raton and go to a Miami Heat game by train. Imagine leaving work in downtown Fort Lauderdale and having a dinner meeting on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach without getting into your car

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Joins Four South Florida Members of Congress for Major...

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - September 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Imagine being able to leave your home in Boca Raton and go to a Miami Heat game by train. Imagine leaving work in downtown Fort Lauderdale and having a dinner meeting on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach without getting into your car

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, Inventory Rise in Feb. 2019

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in February compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors